[development] Testing SQLite on Linux

Damien Tournoud damz at prealable.org
Sun Dec 14 13:30:17 UTC 2008

For comparison, my test slave (dual core), with MySQL configured to use
ample memory and the MyIsam folder on a tmpfs reliably runs tests in 5
minutes 30 seconds.

Damien Tournoud

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Bart Jansens <bart at motd.be> wrote:

> Op zaterdag 13-12-2008 om 17:09 uur [tijdzone -0600], schreef David
> Timothy Strauss:
> > We have one of the MyISAM databases symlinked to tmpfs in RAM. It's
> > fast and somewhat unreliable, but I have no reason to believe that if
> > it provides test results that the results are compromised in accuracy.
> I imagine it could make a lot more of a difference for SQLite,
> especially compared to the performance of an encrypted harddisk.
> FYI, A while back I ran some tests to check if I could improve the
> performance on my system. These were the results:
> - tweaking the Mysql config a little, improved performance by about 8%.
> And I'm not a mysql expert - others might be able to improve it even
> more.
> - placing the mysql db on tmpfs did improve performance slightly (1 or 2
> percent). But when running multiple tests in parallel, it actually
> degraded performance a little. I'm not quite sure why, but it was
> reproducible.
> - because modern CPUs have multiple cores, the highest performance boost
> was running the tests with higher concurrency. On my quad core, it would
> only take about 2 minutes to complete the tests. However, this proved to
> be somewhat unreliable, i kept getting database exceptions.
> Of course it all depends on the hardware, if you have a system with
> slower disk, mysql in tmpfs will be significantly faster. Check what the
> bottleneck is and start optimizing there.
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